Sep 22

Brother Dege

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, September 22nd from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Brother Dege.

One of the best kept secrets in Louisiana, Grammy-nominated Brother Dege’s “Too Old to Die Young” was handpicked by Quentin Tarantino for inclusion in the soundtrack to Django Unchained. Brother Dege utilizes slide guitars, Delta blues, post-punk, Dobros, and cinematic songwriting to conjure a new vision of the psychedelic Deep South.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show
Sep 23

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show

In late 1966, at age 24, Mac Arnold was given the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.

Mac now resides in Pelzer, SC, where at the age of ten he got his first taste of the blues when he learned to play his brother Leroy’s home-made guitar. Going back to his roots, Mac is serving up a mess of Blues with his own band, “Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues”. The band consists of Austin Brashier on lead guitar and vocals, Max Hightower on keyboards, harmonica, rhythm guitar, bass and vocals, Michael Wright on drums, and Mac Arnold on Slide and Rhythm Gas Can Guitars, vocals and bass. Mac is also an organic farmer and opened the Mac Arnold Plate Full O’ Blues Restaurant in Greenville, SC.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Sep 23

Marc Broussard

Tickets On Sale June 9th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM | Show 8:00 PM
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About Marc Broussard

Marc Broussard’s style has been described as “Bayou Soul,” a sound inspired by his Louisiana upbringing. His signature baritone vocals highlight his uniquely inspiring songwriting. In his music, Broussard reveals the stories behind his strong family core, and the importance of sharing stories through music. Son of famed guitarist, Ted Broussard, his Louisiana roots continue to show through his latest release, Easy to Love, and his live performances nationwide.

Preview Marc here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0W-VK0AB3I

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Sep 24

The Motet

Tickets On Sale July 13th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
The Motet: 8:30 PM
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The Motet

A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the Denver, CO seven-piece—Lyle Divinsky [vocals], Dave Watts [drums], Joey Porter [keyboards], Garrett Sayers [bass], Ryan Jalbert [guitar], Parris Fleming [trumpet], and Drew Sayers [saxophone]—have continually provided an escape for listeners over the course of seven full-length albums since 1998, including their latest release Totem and with an upcoming 2018 release. That extends to countless sold out shows and festivals everywhere from Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp to All Good Music Festival and High Sierra Music Festival as well as 16 consecutive years of themed Halloween concerts.

“When you’re listening to us, I want your mind to be taken away from wherever you are during the day and into some other place,” states Dave. “It’s all about that.”

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Oct 08

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Tickets On Sale July 13th at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
We Were Promised Jetpacks: 8:30 PM
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We Were Promised Jetpacks

Scottish rock mainstays We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced their signing to revered boutique record label Big Scary Monsters in Europe and will self-release their forthcoming album in North America. In addition to the signing, the band have announced an extensive tour in the U.S. throughout September and October and Europe later in the fall.

First emerging a group of 20-year-olds in 2009, with their exciting debut These Four Walls, the four members went on to release two further widely lauded albums throughout their ‘20s, 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomach and 2014’s Unravelling. Each band member recently turned 30 and felt like vastly different people to the four 20-year-olds that they were when they first started releasing music.

Having spent ten years almost consistently writing and touring, it was time to decamp home to Scotland and take a breath. They reverted back to their original four members and dealt with several behind the scenes changes. They celebrated a few marriages and tried to remember who they were when not on the road. Now the acclaimed group have returned with a teaser video and are ready to embark on their first huge headline tour in a number of years.

Tour Teaser: https://youtu.be/4ZqCjibxTQA

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA